Category Archives: New Wave

Bernthøler – Japanese Garden

Bernthøler – Japanese Garden // The Other (Putovski Records) 1982. Bernthøler is definitely not something I would have liked when I was a kid. I would have thought they were boring. Luckily I didn’t hear them back then. Recently I … Continue reading

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Steve Miro and the Eyes – Up and About / Smiling in Reverse

Steve Miro and The Eyes – Up and About // Smiling in Reverse (Object Music) 1978. Hot on the heels of The Yachts, Steve Miro was one of the founders of Object Records, a very cool Manchester independent label that … Continue reading

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Yachts – Look Back in Love (Not in Anger)

Yachts – Look Back in Love (Not in Anger) // I Can’t Stay Long (Radar Records) 1978. Ah, The Yachts. One of those dapper British bands of the late 1970′s that gets overlooked a lot nowadays. Which is kind of … Continue reading

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The Comix – Touche Pas Mon Sexe

Comix – Touche Pas Mon Sexe // Top Model (Virgin Records) 1982. A great slice of syrupy French synth goodness. Touche Pas Mon Sexe was on the classic BIPPP Compilation that I raved about back in March of 2008. All … Continue reading

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Androidss – Auckland Tonight / Getting Jumpy

Androidss – Auckland Tonight // Getting Jumpy (Ripper Records) 1981. An absolutely amazing 7inch by these New Zealand geniuses. This has got to be one of the most under-recognised new wave 7inches of all time and I am not sure … Continue reading

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Beluga and the Human Ashtrays

Beluga and the Human Ashtrays – Mars Needs Women // High ‘n’ Tight (Howard Peluso Productions) 1979. Punxpolitation from the pre-relevant era of Chicago new wave and punk. At least according to the great movie You Weren’t There: A History … Continue reading

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The Squids

The Squids -Self-Titled 7inch (multinational tentacles) 1981. A much-sought after new wave classic from Hawaii, The Squids combined surf music with punky energy to create a pretty upbeat new wave concoction. In the case of the first track on this … Continue reading

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Billy Clone and the Same – X and Y

Billy Clone and the Same – X and Y (Moon Dog Records) 1979. What we have here is some serious rock-n-roll, rama-lama from Phoenix, home of great bands like The Consumers, The Brainz and The Red Squares. In fact, I … Continue reading

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The Best of America Underground

The Best of America Underground (ROIR Cassettes) 1983. I picked this up at The Great Streetside Records Purge of 1994 and I have never been the same since. This tape, more than anything else, reintroduced me to the New Wave … Continue reading

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The Tikis – Junie / Surfadelic

The Tikis – Junie // Surfadelic (Thermidor Records) 1981. Speaking of Thermidor….what kind of music do you think the band Monitor would make if they decided to do a one-off single with Paul B. Cutler of 45 Grave, Vox Pop, … Continue reading

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